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Slashed or Defect?!?! :(

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by adavis22, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. Oct 13, 2010 at 6:24 AM
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    I noticed a shimmy at around 60 MPH all of the sudden the other day, just a week after I had my tires rotated and balanced during an oil change. Today, I notice this. I'm not sure if I was slashed, and if so for what reason (i'm a friendly driver!). I'm hoping it's a defect and Toyo will warranty them.

    any thoughts? It just doesn't look uniform enough to me to have been sliced purposely.

    IMG00096-20101013-0751.jpg
     
  2. Oct 13, 2010 at 6:34 AM
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    Yikes, I'm not a tire guy but I would'nt think thats a defect. Don't think the tires are made like that to split there. IMO.
     
  3. Oct 13, 2010 at 6:34 AM
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    yeah, i just REEEEALLY want it to be a defect.
     
  4. Oct 13, 2010 at 6:35 AM
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    Hmmm.....it's still holding air. I am thinking deffect, but it's hard to tell without examining the actual separation.

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  5. Oct 13, 2010 at 6:40 AM
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    I pm'ed David Tarantino (a resident tire guru) with a like to this thread. He maybe able to tell.
     
  6. Oct 13, 2010 at 6:41 AM
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    Thanks for your help.
     
  7. Oct 13, 2010 at 6:45 AM
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    well i work at my local discount tire and ive seen things like close to this it could be a impact break this occurs when the tire experiences a severe impact with anther obeject like a curb or pothole or it could be torque cracking caused by torque deflection in the shoulder plies as the tire rotates underinflation and or overloading are possilbe causes thos are the closest to that i know of bro that look like your tire but its hard to tell
     
  8. Oct 13, 2010 at 6:49 AM
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    Thanks, I think that's certainly a possibility.
     
  9. Oct 13, 2010 at 7:07 AM
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    what make tires?
     
  10. Oct 13, 2010 at 7:08 AM
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    Toyo Open Country A/T
     
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    off roading? sticks can make some nasty gouges , there are also alot of crazy metal objescts that hide in the bottom of mud pits
     
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    I haven't been off road with these tires yet.
     
  13. Oct 13, 2010 at 7:10 AM
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    that is not something you should be riding on it could be a impact break
    what make tires how old were did you buy them did you buy RH
     
  14. Oct 13, 2010 at 7:12 AM
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    thank you ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
     
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    They are Toyo Open Country A/T, they're not more than 6 months old and I bought them directly from a local custom truck shop down here in TX. I'm definitely not driving on it, I just noticed it today and have since put my spare on.
     
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    How new or old are they?
    Bring em back to where you bought em. They might do something for you.
    Did you get a tire warranty?
     
  17. Oct 13, 2010 at 7:19 AM
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    well its not looking like a defect but go back the place you got them from
    and tell them about it iam sure theirs something that can be done when you
    go back be nice to the guy
    Us tire guys like that :D
    good luck let me know how you make out
     
  18. Oct 13, 2010 at 7:32 AM
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    Will do, I've already contacted them. They said that they'll try to get Toyo to prorate them, either way they're ordering me one. Bummer.

    Thanks for your help!

    AD
     
  19. Oct 13, 2010 at 12:12 PM
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    it's hard to tell if it's not in person, but from what i've found when it looks even close to that it's ALWAYS a slash. lots of times there's a failed slash on a tire next to a full one so maybe it was just a failed attempt.
     
  20. Oct 13, 2010 at 6:47 PM
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    If u leaved near me, i could get toyo to cover it under road hazard
     
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